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Alopecia means loss of hair from the head or body. Alopecia can mean baldness, a term generally reserved for pattern alopecia or andr...
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Propecia 49,061 Minoxidil 44,573 Finasteride 35,647
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Millie
I have been taken Simpkni since October 2014 and it worked for me for several month actually July 2015 and it is not working for me any more what I have had is lots and lots of hair lost it is very thin. I really don't know what the doctor wll do next he wants me to use it for a last try.... Much luck to all and blessings

Katscratch
I've been on vyvance for 8 months meow and I've noticed i touch my hair a lot more meow without thinking. The other day I noticed a bald spot the size of a quarter on my head. Hopefully a reduction in dosage and being conscious about this will help.

Jenvy
I'm 35 years old. Was prescribed trazodone on June 8th and was very reluctant to take it initially since I have a 2.5 year old. I am now wishing I can go back to that date and throw out that prescription and tell that Doctor to shove his prescription! I quartered the drug initially and woke up with severe hangover feeling. I wished I had stopped then...but the doctor persisted I increase the amount and take the full dose. I'm glad I didn't listen. I gradually worked my way up to 25mg and at one point didn't take for several days because I had to care for my son who got sick. On July 8th a month later I noticed increased hair shedding and put it together. I've never lost so much hair in what seemed like a matter of a week or two! I rushed to the doctor and he told me he didn't think my hair loss was due to the trazodone. WHAT!? He referred me to a dermatologist who basically told me the same thing. He told me to google telogen effluvium, and told me to buy 5% rogaine. I've scoured the internet in search of answers. Only to learn that drug induced telogen effluvium (hair loss/alopecia) is rare with trazodone...but it does happen! I've had 1 response from a woman who encountered the same hair loss on trazodone as I have. She told me it took almost 6 months to notice hair growth. I am still shedding 100-150+ daily. Some days are worse than others. I thought maybe I had a decrease in shedding the last 2 days, only to discover after washing my hair today that tons of hair was falling out. I've cried my eyes out for the last month. Praying, and hoping that the hair loss will taper off and stop. Now I'm reading that drugs induced telogen effluvium can also kick start female baldness (androgenic alopecia). I'm scared to death that will be the worse outcome with all of this. Please do not take this drug. It's not worth the side effects. If I had only known this might have been a side effect of taking this drug...I would have never taken it! I'd be happy and healthy right now.

Jsahmom
I have been on Tecfidera a little over 2 years and have considerable hair loss where I can see bald patches and breakage. Has anyone gone off it and had their hair grow back? I hope so, because I'd like to go off it.

Aceman12
Actos totally blows, I immediately started having runny nose sneezing and I suspect its causing me to lose my eyebrows, I am doing whatever I can to lose weight so my physician will take me off it, if he refuses I might lose him and the drugs, thats drastic for Type 2 diabetes but the side effects are that bad.
Aceman12
July 9, 2015
I intend to have a serious talk about this, hes the Dr but Im the patient and I wont brook any nonsense. Doctors are so resistant to anything but drugs drugs and more drugs, I know thats what they were drilled over and over in medical school, but sometimes you have to take your head out of your ass and try something BETTER/natural.

Linda_1
I have been on Gabapentin 600mg, for 2 years and my hair was very thick before I started taking it and now I have lost half the hair on my head. It has thinned out so extreme. It took me awhile to figure out it was the Gabapentin. But when I went back and remembered when I started taking Gabapentin I realized my hair loss started a few months after that. No other changes in my life, diet, or anything else. It is definetly the Gabapentin. I am slowly weening myself off of it. I am so very upset and devastated. I wish I had realized it was the Gabapentin sooner. I just pray that my hair starts to come back after I am totally off of it.

Liz F
I have been losing so much hair for the last 6-7 yrs. I have been using Methadone for back pain which has caused severe sleep apnea. I have uesed Advair and Spiriva for several years. I suspect one of these are the problem,which is the question. I would love to hear from others like me who are going through this. Liz F

DaphneBrooke
My hair is falling out by the handfuls. My doctor says it's not Symbicort, but I disagree. I called AstraZeneca to asked if there are any reported cases. The person I spoke to said there were not reports of hair loss when Symbicort was originally tested, but she didn't have or couldn't give me any recent information. She took my phone number and told me someone might call me back. No such luck. I went to three dermatologist before I stopped taking Symbicort and they didn't know what was causing the hair loss and didn't connect it to Symbicort. Suggested I try Rogaine even though it wasn't female patterned hair loss. That made it even worse.

ramapril
I started to take ramapril about 2 months ago . Have noticed my hair getting thinner and thinner huge amounts just falling out when I brush my hair .

Mary Born
I am a female neurosurgery survivor in my thirties. About a decade ago, I lost about 80% of my hair (everything below the crown) after a cerebral AVM embolization resection and several angiograms. My hair grew back MUCH curlier. At first I hated it. Now I love my half wavy/half curly hair. My hair has been falling out for the past few months after several neurosurgeries. I am excited to see it grow back, perhaps even curlier! Best of luck to anyone losing their hair post-op! Sometimes, it grows back improved.:-) -Mary

Medications for Hair Loss

1,187,921 discussions
Propecia
141,853 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Finasteride, Proscar, Procecia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.0
Minoxidil
158,569 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Rogaine, Loniten, Hair Regrowth Treatment, Rogaine Extra Strength, Hair Regrowth For Men
Prescribing mode: OTC
3.0
Finasteride
114,229 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
Other names: Propecia, Proscar, Procecia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.5
Rogaine
97,390 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Loniten, Rogaine Extra Strength, Hair Regrowth Treatment, Rogaine Extra Strength For Men, Hair Regrowth For Men
Method of use: Foam
Prescribing mode: OTC
2.5
Nizoral
70,366 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Itching, Dandruff, Inflammation, Seborrheic Dermatitis
Other names: Nizoral A-D, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric
Method of use: Ointment, Pill, Shampoo
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.5
Spironolactone
66,857 discussions
Taken for: Acne*, Hair Loss*, PCOS*, High Blood Pressure, Cystic Acne*
Other names: Aldactone, Spirono, Spironolactone Plus, Spironol
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.0
Avodart
40,538 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Male Pattern Baldness*, Enlarged Prostate
Other names:
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.0
Proscar
38,749 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Enlarged Prostate, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Propecia, Finasteride, Procecia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.5
Deca
493,103 discussions
Taken for:
Other names: Durabolin, Durabolin 50, Androlone D, Anabolin LA
Prescribing mode: Rx
No score available
Flutamide
6,182 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss*, PCOS*, Prostate Cancer, Acne*, Hirsutism*
Other names: Eulexin
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
No score available

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